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[Trans Canada Highway] McKenzie Interchange - McKenzie Avenue, Admirals Road and TCH


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#941 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:47 AM

Again? 

 

"He called the walking and cycling components of the both options “a terrible disaster,” estimating the overpass for the Galloping Goose trail at double its current length. - See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.XOQyNEne.dpuf"

 

30 years ago today, reactor 4 at Chernobyl blew up.  That was a terrible disaster.  This is someone complaining that the bike lane isn't wide enough...

We can always pick and choose details that suit our purpose.  Yes the Goose is longer.  But, people biking will also never have to stop there again, or worry about getting hit.  We can also piss off one or both of the overpasses on all the single occupancy vehicles we've come to hate through our two-wheeled travels.


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#942 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:31 AM

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Squeezed myself into this photo.


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#943 rjag

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:50 AM

^ are you wearing the famous Mayor Screech sweater vest?


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#944 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:54 AM

Yeah I didn't think it was a good idea to wear my Phillips Bottle Rocket cycling jersey.
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#945 Bingo

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:56 PM

Whatever design was picked it's not going to be perfect.  There is just too much going on at this one location.  Park, transit, Goose.

 

Can't we squeeze a sewage treatment plant in there too?


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#946 57WestHills

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:58 PM

... Really what else will be in that cloverleaf? Finally a suggestion that speaks to the public interest :P

#947 spanky123

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:18 PM

 

Todd Stone figures that the overpass will save the average commuter 22 minutes. Does he mean per year?!


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#948 Bingo

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:25 PM

Construction will begin this fall on a partial cloverleaf interchange expected to improve safety and reduce congestion at McKenzie Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway, Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced Tuesday.

The $85-million project, which is slated for completion in late 2018, also includes bus lanes, transit priority signals and better connections to bus stops.

The design also includes a corridor on the north side of the Trans-Canada that could accommodate light rail transit at some point in the future.

See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.QP1C7Aaq.dpuf

 

Two years or construction chaos eh?

And another "on time and on budget project"



#949 Nparker

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:32 PM

 

The design also includes a corridor on the north side of the Trans-Canada that could accommodate light rail transit at some point in the future.

Is that the same LRT that will some day come across the reserved rail right-of-way adjacent to the new JSB?



#950 Bingo

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:42 PM

Is that the same LRT that will some day come across the reserved rail right-of-way adjacent to the new JSB?

 

It will come across the present day road bridge that is going to be left in place for ten years as a backup, while the new bridge works out the kinks.



#951 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:59 PM

Two years or construction chaos eh?
And another "on time and on budget project"


You saw that good story too eh?

Actually I'm sure this one will come in on time and on budget. There's no moving parts. It's all pretty easy to estimate and a lot of the construction period is preloading anyway so I don't see any issues.

#952 Bingo

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:02 PM

You saw that good story too eh?

Actually I'm sure this one will come in on time and on budget. There's no moving parts. It's all pretty easy to estimate and a lot of the construction period is preloading anyway so I don't see any issues.

 

What about the chaos, no issues there either?



#953 malahatdrive

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:16 PM

Todd Stone figures that the overpass will save the average commuter 22 minutes. Does he mean per year?!

I could see it easily being per day (11 minutes each way)



#954 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:18 PM

Chaos?

#955 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:19 PM

I could see it easily being per day (11 minutes each way)


More like 22 and zero. I don't see how you save any time when you have to go through Tillicum next.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:21 PM

True.. the entire back up will just be there through to the new overpass now
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#957 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:22 PM

Someone made a really funny comment on Facebook about how some lucky people now get shade under the overpass while they wait for the Tillicum light.
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#958 JanionGuy

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:02 PM

people travelling from N. and C. Saanich will get to Costco quicker.


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#959 AllseeingEye

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:12 PM

More like 22 and zero. I don't see how you save any time when you have to go through Tillicum next.

Yup. As I commented earlier on this thread a couple of months ago while I am pleased McKenzie is at long last being addressed the pain unfortunately will simply be moved a couple hundred meters down the TC to Tillicum where its already a s*** show most days at rush hour especially since they upgraded that portion of Tillicum between Carey Road and the highway. Sometimes getting around or through that entire Tillicum-Harriett-Burnside-TCHwy-McKenzie area via automobile feels like being in prison. When I can get from Kitsilano to South Burnaby, almost to the New West border, in the same time it takes me to get to McKenzie-Shelbourne from Craigflower/Tillicum, then something doesn't add up IMO.

 

I won't hijack the thread pleading for some form of regional government since we all know that is as likely to materialize in Dysfunction by the Sea as it is that the alien overlords land on my sun-deck in the next 5 minutes in time for some BBQ, but somehow we have to get to a point where a variant of actual honest to goodness regional planning happens for transportation (among other critical issues). Doing it piecemeal for a region now approaching 400K population just doesn't cut it.


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#960 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:22 PM

More like 22 and zero. I don't see how you save any time when you have to go through Tillicum next.

 

But all the McKenzie traffic/volume gets out of your way faster inbound.  Ya, once you pass the new intersection, no savings in time, but hopefully you get to there quicker.   


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